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Hot Rod (1979)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  25 May 1979 (USA)
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Brian Edison
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Sheriff Marsden
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Jenny
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Sonny Munn
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T.L. Munn
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Johnny Hurricane
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Sprout
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Clay
Bruce M. Fischer ...
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Barry Hogue
Julie Gibson ...
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Gene Borkan ...
Soundman
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Sheila
Richard Davis ...
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Rebel of the Road  »

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Trivia

George Armitage based the main character Brian Edison on a mechanic friend named Bob Edelson. See more »

Goofs

The steering column in the Willys changes position several times, as does the steering wheel type. See more »

Quotes

Station Wagon Driver: Whatcha runnin' in that thing?
Brian Edison: Black 'n Decker Aquarium Pump.
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Excellent movie for any car racing fan
11 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just love this movie!!! From the first time that I had watched this movie, I just can't get enough of it. I remember first watching it when it re-aired late night on our local ABC channel at 2am in the morning. Ever since then I searched for the movie not knowing that my mother had actually taped the movie. After about eleven years, I watched the movie again. All in all for being a low budget film, I think they did one heck of a job. I also really love the small bits of humor throughout the movie as well as the music and you can't forget the racing!!


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